Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini, fresh off his latest performances on America’s Got Talent, will soon be collaborating with recording artist HoZ on the rapper’s latest track Crown off his 8th Wonder album. The video will be directed by Chris Aran.
Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini – America’s Got Talent
Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini or Smoothini for short, has quickly become a household name over the last few weeks. After years of hard work and total dedication to his craft, my childhood friend has been showing the world what he’s capable of on the NBC hit show America’s Got Talent. What does this guy do you ask? Well, he’s a bar magician of course. One whose personality, raunchy humor and sleight of hand has won over the public.
Smoothini has a talent for showmanship which goes beyond card tricks and rope manipulation. Most of his acts incorporate his own brand of humor and personal interaction with his audience. He’s a total performer. While his tricks may entertain, so do his jokes, and his physical performances. He takes the stage and commands it like a seasoned actor, but his tricks fills the mind with disbelief the way a magician should.
Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini and HoZ
HoZ is a talented recording artist who hails from Harlem and Washington Heights. HoZ and I worked together on a few projects. The most recent video I directed for him was for the track Live. That video aired on MTV, MTVU, VH1 and has spread throughout the web like wildfire. The video also made an appearance on This is 50.
So what do HoZ and Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini have in common? I’d say just about everything. Both are Dominican by heritage and both lived in Washington Heights. Both of them are mastering their respective crafts and making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. And of course, they both know me.
HoZ wants the Crown – Smoothini reaches for it on America’s Got Talent
Crown is the latest track I agreed to direct for HoZ. With its lyrical story woven for the search of greatness, it seemed like the perfect fit for a collaboration with Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini who is doing quite literally what HoZ is rapping about. Smoothini is going for his own Crown on America’s Got Talent.
With references in Crown to figures like King Arthur and calculated moves in life relating to the skill of a chess player, Crown tells in HoZ own words what it’s like to navigate through the rap game in search of success. A formula, which on it’s first listening reminded me of the journey Smoothini has been on.
America’s Got Talent has put Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini in front of the world. Soon he and HoZ will be reaching for the Crown together. For more info on both of these power house entertainers make sure to sign up below and never miss a post! Especially since we’ll have photos and interviews behind the scenes during the making of the next video!